Multiple teeth surrounded by healthy teeth have unique demands. The challenge
is to replace your now missing teeth for both appearance and function, without
harming your remaining teeth or gum tissue.
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In the case of replacing three teeth in the back of the mouth, a fixed bridge
anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures
can't offer the same stability or function.
Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new,
unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It
will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
The Treatment Steps
Before the procedure
- Three teeth at the back end of the
mouth are missing. The only real replacement alternative is installing a fixed
implant bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on
Installing the implants
- First, the implants are
placed. In some cases, a temporary bridge may be placed at the same time,
making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after
leaving the dentist.
Attaching the bridge
- The implants need to integrate with the
jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 3-6
months after implant placement. The time will vary, depending on the teeth
involved and the cosmetic demands.
- The new bridge will handle all the pressure that
your strong, natural back teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution
that allows you to eat what you want.
Alternatives to Fixed Bridge
Removable partial denture
- This alternative is often
perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. Function can't be
compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which
affects its look. With no anchorage to back teeth, patients have to
adjust to movement of the teeth when they speak or chew. Food often gets under
the partial, causing discomfort or "sore spots". However, the
installation process is simple, and natural teeth are spared.